drought management

Although the drought has been declared over, we are dedicated to nurturing your valuable landscape and continue water conservation efforts. We will continue to deliver the latest drought management strategies and techniques to protect your landscape investment.

We want to renew our commitment to you and to the care of your valuable landscape. Be assured that we will continue to be your proactive partner working together to protect your valuable landscape. While rain and snow have relieved drought conditions in much of the state, conservation must remain a way of life for Californians. Restrictions against water waste are permanent. We are programming our site’s irrigation controllers to comply with individual water districts’ restrictions.

These restrictions are designed to lower the total amount of water that is applied to landscapes. This reduction will most certainly result in plant stress and in some instances, plant demise.

We are doing everything permitted to protect your valuable landscape investment and maintain the highest level of plant health possible. Below are some of the resources and strategies that we are implementing to help lower water consumption for our properties.

drought management strategies include:

  • Turf reduction and conversions to low water use varieties
  • Plant reduction and conversion to drought tolerant species
  • Irrigation Management techniques, such as:
    • Performing water budgets and meter readings
    • Installing master valves with flow meters
    • Upgrading to ET based controllers
    • Water budgets and baselines built around specific water district restrictions
    • Pro-actively managing controllers to weather conditions and landscape needs
    • Irrigation conversions to drip, high-efficiency spray & rotor heads where appropriate
    • Inspecting for leaks, run-off, standing water, over-watered or under-watered areas
    • Installing rain gauges to automatically shut off irrigation water during rainfall
  • Deep root watering and fertilization of trees
  • Mulch management to a depth of 2-3” for shrubs and 3-4” under the drip-line of trees or natural areas
  • Debris Management, including:
    • Repurposing leaves as mulch in selected areas
    • Ensuring a 95% or higher diversion rate for all debris removed from site
  • Adding soil polymers and composting to increase water retention
  • Continuous training with the latest technologies and strategies

2017 Landscape Water Restrictions vary by city and water district. The following links discuss water conservation and restrictions in the Peninsula Area:

The following links discuss water conservation and restrictions in the South Bay Area:

The following links discuss water conservation and restrictions in the East Bay Area:

The following links discuss water conservation and restrictions in the Monterey Bay Area:

To learn more about drought management, contact us at (650) 853-0400

Gachina Landscape Management First Place Award for Crescent Village Apartments, managed by The Irvine Company at the 2017 CLCA San Francisco Bay Area Awards program. Award winning landscape services provided by Gachina. http... read more

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